After The Rut……

After-the-Rut

Peace returns to these woods.  The Red Stag has done his duty for this season.  The fluffy neck mane that he puffs up for the rut is already starting to reduce, time for showing off is over till next year.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

31st October

(C) David Oakes 2020

On the Edge……

Over Owler Tor Hathersage Moor

One of many well weathered Gritstone Tors on Hathersage Moor, Derbyshire.  Most have acquired names over the centuries.  This is Over Owler Tor.

Great views from Hope Valley to Higger Tor and Stanage Moor.  Open Country and freedom…..  just great for walkers (and climbers along the edges).

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

30th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

The Old Mill by the Stream….

The-Mill-by-the-StreamGracing the bridge and stradling the River Burn is the 18th century Water Mill at Burnham Overy, Norfolk.

The Mill itself was built in 1790 but the bridge pre-dates the Mill.  The Mill became the centre of a quite large rural industrial complex of stables, blacksmiths workshop and other agricultural trades.  All now long gone….but the Mill, which is a National Trust Property,  provides some self catering accommodation.

Despite being on a busy road, it is still a rather idyllic location and can conjure up images of an earlier life.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

29th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place

White-Edge

Location:-   White Edge Moor, the Dark Peak, Derbyshire. 

In summer its great,  in winter its is fantastic….. and the seasons in between aren’t bad either.  High, wide and peaceful. 🙂

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

28th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Surprise, surprise….

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If I said it had been raining heavily today, I might well be accused of under stating the weather situation.  So heavy the I agreed with Buster that walkies could wait.  By 3.30pm, and as Buster doesn’t like going out in the dark, we thought we best make the most of a bad day and  head out for a good leg stretch. 

The rain has eased, but then as we reached the riverside walk, the evening sun broke through the thick clouds.  It was only a brief appearance …but what a difference it made… autumn was back.

A word of warning.  The River Derwent was running high and wide and at a pace.  Someway to go before it reaches the top of its banks.  But it was this time last year,  a succession of floods started that last to the spring.  But in the last of the sunshine the river had a tranquil look that belied the force of its waters….

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I guess we were lucky… a great finish to the day and we also got home dry.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

27th October

(C) David Oakes 2020